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Poster: New Dead Head Date: Jul 8, 2008 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best Ever Bird Song

Haven't been on here for months...so if I ask the question that has been answered, humor me. Point me in the right direction...heard a great one on Sirius this morning.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 8, 2008 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

Little referenced beauty can be found here at SPAC 83:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-06-18.senn421.nawrocki.14411.sbeok.shnf

Great show as well, but Jerry goes into some mystical places during birdsong (second set is also a mind blower). A great Jim Wise AUD to boot (no pun intended).

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jul 9, 2008 4:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

i always thought that the acoustic version on reckoning was highly superior to any of the other versions (acoustic or electric) ive heard

i still think so

theres a shadow of doubt though

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Poster: DeadPeach Date: Jul 9, 2008 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-08-30.sbd.sunspot.16903.sbefail.shnf

I think this is a great version. complete w/bird calls

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 8, 2008 7:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

best? Too hard to come up with one but I think the one from this show with Branford Marsalis is up there.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-03-29.sbd.nawrocki.3389.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: sunmonster Date: Jul 8, 2008 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

So many to choose from, especially in the 80s, but I'd direct you to 11/19/72, so you get to hear not only a truly special Bird Song, but a nice Box, a great Black-throated, and much, much more.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-11-19.sbd.winters.17705.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: august_wst Date: Jul 9, 2008 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Most Narcotic Bird Song

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-03-25.nak300.barbella.14497.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 9, 2008 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Narcotic Bird Song (Lobster12)

Reviewer: lobster12 - - June 28, 2006
Subject: sugaree

I too was at this show and the band was pretty rockin. the sugaree as mentioned was outstanding. First set has plenty of energy and the second set is well played and post space is very nice. 3 1/2 tito's for this gig.


What the hell is a tito ??
care to explain yourself? laugh out loud

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 9, 2008 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Narcotic Bird Song (Lobster12)

I saw that and was wondering if it preceded the arrival of tito - have we uncovered another "conspiracy"?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 9, 2008 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Narcotic Bird Song (Lobster12)

Tito's been around for a long time. Here is a thread about him from 2005. I found it by looking for early direwolf0701 posts and it didn't take long. I think Dire changed his name early on and has been around even longer.

The content of the thread is pretty familiar.

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=31705

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 9, 2008 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Narcotic Bird Song (Lobster12)

I tried to click on Tito and Smokeys' name to find out his inception, or at least one his earliest posts and it's a NO-GO. You can click on anyone elses name, but not his.
Perhaps it has to do with his never-ending douchebagism.

I guess we'll just have to wait for Mr. 12s response.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 9, 2008 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Narcotic Bird Song (Lobster12)

When I was in the reviwe section a while back instead of saying "stars" I'd say 3 big "Mydlands" for this gig, or something to that effect. Tito had a lot of reviews posted so I just thought I'd drop it in as a goof.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 10, 2008 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Narcotic Bird Song (Lobster12)

thank you for the clarification buddy

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 10, 2008 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Narcotic Bird Song (Lobster12)

Yes, it might have been nice to also recommend a good bird song. I always throw in april 1991 Vegas with santana. That version gets 5 "J-Boys" (don't ask me to explain that one)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 9, 2008 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Narcotic Bird Song

hmmmmmmmm Springfield - I may have been there. It was probably lots of fun, and no matter how narcotic I know for a fact I was not getting put to sleep!!

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jul 8, 2008 5:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

very good Birdsong

http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-10-18.nak.rob_r.7551.sbefail.shnf


my favorite is from DP 36

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-09-21.sbd.masse.7296.sbeok.shnf



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Poster: billydlions Date: Jul 8, 2008 5:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

I suggest you give this version a try:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-03-07complete.aud-wise.senn421.22933.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: New Dead Head Date: Jul 8, 2008 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

THANKS! I will check them OUT!!

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 8, 2008 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-10-13.set1-set3-sbd.miller.25559.sbeok.shnf

I've always liked this one....

This post was modified by high flow on 2008-07-09 02:03:37

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jul 8, 2008 4:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

Most folks will agree that this on is the very best...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-06-22.sbd.miller.88526.sbeok.flac16


But I dig this jammed out acoustic version...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-12-06.cantor.clugston.5478.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 8, 2008 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

One my all time favs

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-07-27.sbd.miller.27779.sbeok.flacf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-07-27.aud.pantagruel.28882.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: He Live's Date: Jul 8, 2008 11:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: BIRD SONG

for the record, all the best versions of all the songs on it are on the jerry album....


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just a song before i go, what an enigma is birdsong.... it is a song on the verge, it is a missive, a note sent out in a bottle, in the lore it is legend, it is one of the PORTALS.... but only a tentative one. birdsong, a fleeting timeless message in tone sent out in hope of a reply, and darn early for the most part!

like all the DEAD's material, it is not so much a matter of BEST 10, it is more like -- you need to write a fucking dissertation to explain a damn thing, because it is all supposed to be evident in the music itself, not bound up in words or a list.... this song mutated over time, but like the best of the DEAD's work it retained it's essence -- because it was born of purpose -- the more you listen to this music that is the thing most important to take in -- IT IS ALL A LABOR of LOVE -- they played it loose -- but there was a method to the madness.

we listen for the lightning but what we hear best is the diligence of THE BAND -- it all pays off brilliantly on an occasion -- .....BIRDSONG is a fleeting refraction of energy.....


the version from April 29, 1971 at the FILLMORE EAST kicks ABSOLUTE ass -- you can not listen to it hear because it was released commercially as Ladies and Gentleman, The Grateful Dead -- it is available on Itunes, but not from the Dead's site..... THIS is the BEST version EVER!!!!



(Phil's bass sounds so great on these recordings.... he gets the same warm tone as on the David Crosby "If I Could Only Remember..." album.)

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jul 8, 2008 5:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

I'm with billyd - 1973 is god, but I love those 1981 Bird Songs ... Phil bombs ...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-09.nak700.glassberg.motb.82372.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 9, 2008 4:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Ever Bird Song

the fact that nobody has mentioned the Veneta version is greatly disturbing, this is the best version...

some other versions to check out...(I usually post links, but I'm not on my computer, so forgive me...) 06-22-1973, 11-30-1980, 03-07-1981, 08-20-1983, 03-25-1985, 12-31-1987, 06-19-1988, 03-29-1990, 04-01-1991, 09-22-1993...